Full Title Contracts and Procurement

Short Title Contracts and Procurement

Code MGMT09009
Level 09
Credit 05

Author McGinty, Gary
Department Civil Eng. and Construction

Subject Area Management
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
The module considers the nature and importance of contracts and procurement and their role within project management. Procurement and contracts are integral to successful project delivery. This course examines the processes used to procure products and services that are required by the project team or the project organization. Students learn how to plan procurements, conduct a tendering process, negotiate and administer the resulting contract. A key aspect to this course is developing an understanding of the key legal implications of contracts as they relate to project success


Indicative Syllabus
Introduction to Procurement

Procurement Strategies & Systems

Project Deliverables & Resources

Green Procurement

Outsourcing and Supply Chains

Procurement Law

E-procurement

Prequalification Systems & Tendering Processes

Negotiation Techniques & Conflict Resolution

General Principals of Contract Law

Contract Management, Non-perfomance and Equity

Ethics


Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Critically analyse  the effect procurement and contract management strategies have on the overall project system.

  2. Evaluate the standard methods of procurement and demonstate the ability to give reasoned advice on the appropriateness of various procurement routes.

  3. Critically assess the varying forms of contract and the incorporation of terms and conditions relating to the exposure, transfer and mitigation of risk.

  4. Establish effective project communications plan and performance measurement/monitoring against contractual terms. 

  5. Demonstrate knowledge and applied understanding of important legal issues that underpin and influence both contract and procurement law. Critically analyse the key legal concepts taht may arise from particular procurement option.

  6. Critically evaluate the theory and development of negotiating approaches and to develop appropriate negotiation strategies for use in project management.


Assessment Strategies
Continuous Assessment will conribute 40% of the overall mark.

Students will be given projects and assignments that will relate to their chosen elective thus increasing their overall depth of knowledge within that particular strand.

Assessment Facilitites
All material will be available through Moodle. Additional material comprising of case studies, Articles and Case Law will be provided.

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Examination 60 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Project 4 15 Week 3
Case Study 2,3,4,6 15 Week 8
Multiple Choice 1,2,3,4,5,6 10 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Final Exam 1,2,3,4,5,6 60 End of Term


Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Not Specified On-Line Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed Learning 7 Weekly 7.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 1 Weekly 1.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 2.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Directed Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Lecture Not Specified Classroom 2 Weekly 2.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 2.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
1. Baily, P. et al., 2010. Procurement principles and management . 11th ed. Harlow: FT Prentice Hall.

2. Greenhalgh B & Squires G, (2011), Introduction to building procurement , Spon

3. Griffiths, M. and Griffiths, I., 2002. Law for purchasing and supply . 3rd ed. Harlow: FT Prentice Hall. ebook

4. Van Weele, A., 2014. Purchasing and supply chain management . 6th ed. Andover: Cengage Learning


Other Resources
Students shall also be required to access a range of appropriate books, journal articles, conference papers, symposium papers, white papers, published company/corporate reports, library electronic databases, e-books
Url Resources
https://www.cips.org/ - Chartered Institute of Procurment and Supply https://www. ypo .co.uk https://www.procurement.ie/
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